The Windows Phone Team sent a final notice to all Windows Mobile 6.x users regarding the shutting down of the Microsoft® My Phone Service. Sad to say, I’m affected on this impact because I’m a Windows Mobile 6.5 user too. Microsoft® My Phone was big help for me because every time I reset to factory default, I sync my contacts, documents, photos on this service.
But don’t worry, because all my My Phone content such as Microsoft Office documents. Contacts, calendar entries, text messages and photos will move to Windows Live SkyDrive starting August 7, 2011.
It’s time to say farewell Microsoft® My Phone.
Below is the letter I received from The Windows Phone Team
FINAL NOTICE: Shut-down of Microsoft® My Phone Service
August 6, 2011
Microsoft will be discontinuing the My Phone service for Windows Mobile 6.x. Because you may be affected, please review the information below.
My Phone To Be Discontinued
On August 7, 2011, the My Phone service will stop saving content from phones to the My Phone service. If you use the My Phone service to back up the content on your Windows Mobile 6.x phone, you will be affected.
Starting on August 7, 2011, Microsoft will begin moving your My Phone content to Windows Live SkyDrive. SkyDrive is Microsoft’s free online storage service that helps you access and share your files such as photos and Microsoft Office documents. Contacts, calendar entries, text messages and photos from your My Phone account will be moved to SkyDrive for you. Once moved, you will be able to access this content by logging into SkyDrive using the Windows Live ID that you used to register for the My Phone service.
Other content types, including videos, music, documents and favourites will not be moved from My Phone to SkyDrive for you. If you want this content, you must save it from the My Phone service to your local PC.
On October 6, 2011, the My Phone website at http://www.microsoft.com/myphone will no longer be available. On this date, you will no longer be able to log in to the My Phone service to access your content stored to the My Phone service. Microsoft will continue to store your My Phone content for one (1) year. A copy of your content can be shipped to you on a CD/DVD upon request until October 5, 2012.
To learn more about the My Phone service shutdown, including information about your content moving to Windows Live SkyDrive and how to save other content to your local PC, please visit this web site:
Microsoft is committed to making this transition easy. In the meantime, we want to sincerely thank you for your use of Windows Mobile 6.x.
-The Windows Phone Team